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#6357578 - 07/04/16 09:43 AM Howa Stainless Rifles ??'s
WileyCoyote Offline
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Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 5466
Loc: The Dogwood Capital of Texas
How do these stack up against a similar price point SS T3, Ruger 77??

I know that the Wby Vanguard is a dressed up Howa, but Legacy Sports, the Howa USA Importer has dropped the Howa SS for a Cerekoted Series...which would ya'll buy and why?
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#6357882 - 07/04/16 03:21 PM Re: Howa Stainless Rifles ??'s [Re: WileyCoyote]
charlesb Offline
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I would take stainless over anything coated - with anything. But that's just me.

The Weatherby is manufactured by Howa for Weatherby, to Weatherby's specifications. They also do this for Webley&Scott, and for Nosler.

What I hear is that the Weatherbys have better barrels than the Howas, they certainly come better finished if you get the Deluxe or Lasermark versions.

For a stainless rifle, I'd call Legacy Sports to see if they still have any stainless Howas in stock, or simply order a Weatherby Vanguard. My favorite Weatherby stainless model is the Accuguard, with the hand-laminated composite stock.

Some like the Cerekote. If you like it, both Howa and Weatherby sell coated versions.

Edited by charlesb (07/04/16 03:24 PM)
Kind regards, charlesb


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